In Florida, child support is the right of the child, and both parents have a duty of support. Nevertheless, one of the most contested matters in family law cases is resolving the amount of support, if any, to be paid from one parent to the other.
Florida has child support guidelines and calculators which help in determining what the appropriate amount of support should be. The child support calculator is based on predetermined tables, but there are many variables and deviations which can lower or increase the amount of support.
The worksheets and calculators can appear intimidating to those who do not work with them every day like our attorneys do. Our attorneys are very familiar with the child support calculators and their nuances.
If you have a child support question, whether it be regarding the proper amount to be paid, an arrearage that has accrued, or modifying a current child support order, please do not hesitate to contact us. We also often represent clients seeking to modify (whether it be an increase or decrease) the child support order in place.